Comments on: Juan Cruz Cleared Waivers and Released by Pirates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19405 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19405 After Juan Cruz was placed on the restricted list in late May to tend to a personal matter in the D.R., he was never the same. Pure speculation on my part, but I think his heart wasn’t in the job after that trip and there may be a “human element” to his demise.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19404 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19404 True, but there’s still a chance that a playoff hopeful team needs bullpen help. By accepting his release, there’s a better chance that he’ll be picked up by a major league team, and maybe even a chance he could be pitching in October. This is not a dumb move on his part

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19400 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19400 Me either. Get that bum out of here. Since he refused to go to AAA, does that mean the Pirates don’t have to pay the rest of his contract? That’d be pretty dumb on his part, not much left to the AAA season.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19399 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19399 I think they want to turn Wilson into a ‘quasi-Mike Gonzalez’ clone?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19398 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19398 Couldn’t agree more!!

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By: Scott Stauffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19395 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19395 Locke, Wilson, and Morris. Locke or Wilson in the rotation replacing Correia. The other one in the wings if Bedard continues to under achieve. Let’s go!

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By: Scott Stauffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19394 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19394 Can we get release Qualls next? It’s time to see what Bryan Morris can do!

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By: Josh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/juan-cruz-cleared-waivers-and-released-by-pirates.html#comment-19393 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40135#comment-19393 I’m not sold on the current construction of our bullpen, but I’m glad NH decided that the best possible version of our bullpen doesn’t include Cruz.

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